• Brendan Murphy, Rosie Holt, Owen Lewis & Daniel Clarkson at The Crown Dual post-show Q&A at Wilton's Music Hall chaired by Terri Paddock at Wilton's Music Hall on 3 Sep 2019. © Peter Jones
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    The Crown Dual Q&A video and photos: How to condense two Netflix seasons into 70 minutes… with more to come

The Crown Dual Q&A video and photos: How to condense two Netflix seasons into 70 minutes… with more to come

We were all madly checking our phones for news in the bars afterwards, but while much of last night’s Westminster drama was going on, at Wilton’s Music Hall, we were getting to glorious grip with the (affectionate) comedy potential of the monarchy with The Crown Dual.
In Dan Clarkson’s new comedy The Crown Dual, transferred for […]

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    Is London the real festival city in August? InMotion & other capital offerings

Is London the real festival city in August? InMotion & other capital offerings

I’m in the slightly odd position this month of working on an Edinburgh show while not being in Edinburgh at all. (Mind you, I have seen the show, in China in May, so can knowledgeably recommend it – so, if you’re in Edinburgh, by all means, do! It’s China Goes Pop!, a great East […]

  • The Love Birds performing at the 2015 Pleasance Gala Launch at the Edinburgh Fringe
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    The Fringe may be over, but perhaps we can keep the spirit alive a little longer?

The Fringe may be over, but perhaps we can keep the spirit alive a little longer?

Yesterday wasn’t just a miserably wet Bank Holiday Monday in London (and most of the rest of England): north of the border, it was also the conclusion of the world’s largest arts festival, the glorious Edinburgh Fringe (and its parent, the more auspicious and less chaotic Edinburgh International Festival).

So Edinburgh was on my mind […]

  • Giorgio Adamo stars as Siddhartha in Siddhartha, the Musical at the Assembly Rooms, 2014 Edinburgh Fringe
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    A day in the life of Edinburgh’s busiest TSM (do you know what a TSM is?!)

A day in the life of Edinburgh’s busiest TSM (do you know what a TSM is?!)

As part of my recent Festival Highlights Challenge, I had the pleasure of meeting – and, for 24 hours, effectively stalking – Sarah Quinney at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sarah is a Technical Stage Manager for Festival Highlights, one of the Fringe’s most prolific and consistent theatre producers. Every day from 30 July to 25 […]

  • Dinosaurs run loose at Pleasance Courtyard, Copyright Callum Tyler
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    Edinburgh Fringe – and the Pleasance press launch – in pictures

Edinburgh Fringe – and the Pleasance press launch – in pictures

I had photographer company in the form of other half Peter Jones for part of my Festival Highlights visit to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. If a photo is worth a thousand words, you’ve got a might heavy tome to enjoy with the two picture galleries below.
Out and about in Edinburgh at Fringe time

Scenes from […]

My 2014 Edinburgh Fringe firsts

This year, I’m returning from Edinburgh just at the time I would normally be heading up… And that’s not the only difference in my festival going. 2014 has been a year of many Fringe firsts for me:
1. The first time I’ve reported on the Fringe from the shows’ rather than the media perspective.
I’ve lost […]

Embarking on my Edinburgh Festival Highlights adventure

In London, five shows a week is a serious haul. In Edinburgh, that’s small fry. When I was reviewing in Edinburgh, I could easily do twice that in a day.

This year, this week, I’m experiencing the festival from a different perspective. I’ve been working with producer James Seabright and Festival Highlights, guest-editing content on […]